Tuesday Farm Report: No. 1 Prospect Rodgers Slowed by Hamstring Strain
Shortstop Brendan Rodgers, ranked the No. 1 prospect in the Rockies system by Baseball America, is having to deal with challenges at the Triple-A level that he has not faced in his career.
Rodgers, the third player taken overall in the 2015 draft, was recently promoted from Double-A Hartford to Triple-A Albuqeruque, but in the fifth inning of his eight game, last Thursday at Fresno, Rodgers came out of the game because of hamstring tightness.
The hamstring issue is not considered serious, but has not been in the lineup the last four games. Rodgers, a career .292 hitter in his four minor-league seasons, hit .226 with two doubles and two RBI in his first eight games.
Matt Holliday Watch: Holliday was 2-for-4 with a run scored and walk n Monday's loss to Tacoma. He is hitting .265 with two home runs and nine RBI since joining the Isotopes.
In Monday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (55-65) lost 5-2 against Tacoma, the Isotopes seventh loss in nine games. David Holmberg (5-7, 6.01) allowed five runs on eight hits and three walks, striking out two, in 5 1/3 innings. Raimel Tapia (.310) was 2-for-5 with his 20th stolen base. Jordan Patterson (.277) was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
AA Hartford (53-63) was off.
High A Lancaster (30-20 2nd half; 63-57) was off.
Low A Asheville 27-22 2nd half; 63-57) won 7-1 at Greensboro, extending its winning streak to five games. Frederis Parra (3-3, 4.21) allowed one run on eight hits, striking out five, in six innings. Casey Golden (.272) and Taylor Snyder (.269) both homered in the second inning. Golden, Todd Czinege (.315) and Matt McLaughlin (.243) had consecutive two-out RBI hits in the third inning.
Short-season A Boise (6-12 2nd half; 27-29) lost 6-3 in 10 innings against Spokane. Keinter Olivares (1-4, 7.14) allowed three runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk in the 10th inning. Justin Valdespina (2.16) started and allowed two runs on eight hits, striking out two, in five innings. Mike Nikorak made his third appearance in his return from Tommy John surgery performed two years ago, striking out three batters, and giving up a hit and a walk, in one inning. Boise took a 3-1 lead in the sixth on RBI-singles from Willie MacIver (.310) and Jeff Bohling (.174).
Rookie Grand Junction (10-7, 30-25) lost 4-2 against Missoula. No. 1 draft pick Ruyan Rolison (2.25) allowed one run on two hits and two walks, striking out three. Will Tribucher (2-2, 3.15) suffered the loss, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, striking out one, in 2 1/3 innings. Daniel Montano (.287) was 2-for-3 with his third home run.
Dominican Summer League South (20-41) lost 8-3 to the Twins. Felix Ramires (1-4, 4.04) allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits and three walks, striking out one, in four innings. Jonatan Mezquita (.175) hit his first home run.
Dominican Summer League Northeast (43-18) won 11-2 at the Pirates. Juan Toribio (5-1, 3.44) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk, striking out five, in five innings to earn the win. Ronaiker Palma (.347) was 1-for-3 with two walks and three RBI.